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Born and raised in Detroit, Quentin Harris came of age inspired by many of the legends of his hometown. Motown, Prince, P-Funk and of course, early techno instilled in Harris, a love of all forms of music.
From 1993-1994 he contributed regularly as a trumpeter at Maurice Malone's seminal open mic sessions at The Hip Hop Shop on 7 Mile. These sessions provided a forum for a new generation of Detroit talent as Harris went tete a tete with then unknowns Emenim, Slum Village, Royce 5'9 and Proof. House music ran in parallel with these Hip Hop leanings as Quentin fed an open-minded vinyl addiction at Record Time store under the auspices of DJ / store manager Mike Huckaby.
Ken Collier's legendary sets at Heavens further fuelled a passion for dance while his Hip Hop connections as producer of the New York Hip Hop outfit The Masterminds, brought him back and forth to New York. During these trips he discovered the Sound Factory, Sound Factory Bar, Be Yourself, Body& Soul and original Shelter. Circa 1998 he moved to New York City full time and in 2001 positioned himself in New York's largest dance music store, Satellite Records. There he befriended future Unrestricted Access partner, Ben Johnson, who firmly encouraged Harris' talent in house music.
His career as a major label remixer commenced with Shakira's 'Whenever Wherever'. Since then he's gone on to make a name for himself beside Darryl James, as the go-to remixer for major label R&B hits. His genre shattering remix of Mariah Carey's 'Don't Forget About Us' went to number one on the Billboard Dance Charts while Floetry 'Superstar' hit number ten.
OCCUPY THE DISCO
A New York-based DJ collective made up of Tad Haes, DJ RuBot, and Josh Appelbau, Occupy The Disco has one simple mission: to re-unite the New York gay community through underground dance music. The group started in 2011 with the mission to re-connect New York's LGBTQ community with the ever evolving underground dance music culture as well as celebrate the rich music history within the gay community. OXD's musical repertoire spans from techno to disco; they have an appreciation for the past with an eye towards the future.
Occupy The Disco maintains residencies at Le Bain at The Standard, High Line and the303 at Louie and Chan. Additionally, OXD has performed at Good Room, Santos Party House, No. 8, Fire Island Pines' Pavilion, and at parties such as Ladyfag's 11:11, Brüt, The Carry Nation, Trippin' on the Moon, and Nouveau York.
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